Evanston Now seeks your tax-deductible contribution to expand our coverage of equity issues in our community.

Through The Equity Project we plan to provide more in-depth coverage of affordable housing along with a range of other topics that impact efforts to make Evanston a more equitable community — from redlining to reparations and how the city and schools allocate their resources.

We’re stretched to the limit providing the existing coverage of these and other issues that you’ve come to rely on. We need your support to be able to explore these important issues in more depth to learn what works, what doesn’t, and what the unanticipated consequences of well-intended efforts may be.

If we meet our fundraising goal, we’ll be able to add about 20 hours of reporting effort each week next year on these important topics. I hope you’ll make a donation today.

Bill Smith
Publisher, Evanston Now

Evanston Now: The Equity Project — 2021 Local News Fund is a program administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association. Funds donated to this program support local journalism projects to inform and educate the public on critical local issues. Through this program, LMF provides funds to this news organization and many others to support these important efforts. Contributions to this program are tax-deductible to the full extent of U.S. law; please consult a tax advisor for details. No goods or services are provided in exchange for contributions.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.